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Making Cubes at Prestwich Home Education Group

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Yesterday the children used nets to make paper cubes at the home education group. They coloured their net in, cut it out, folded it and stuck it together. It is a great activity to help children with concentration and improving their manual dexterity (you can download a blank cube net here). The older children also drew some Minecraft inspired pictures …

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Heaton Park Community Garden – The Big Dig

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We met up with several other home educating families and four volunteers from the local Incredible Edible group at the extensive site today. We marked out two beds using string and spent the afternoon digging, weeding and turning over the soil. The children are all really enthusiastic about preparing the land even though it is hard work. Today they were …

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Making Newspaper Structures at the Home Education Group

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This morning I was woken up by my 4 year old shouting ‘It’s the group today mum!’ in my ear. It was I admit, not the most pleasant way to be woken but it did tell me one important thing – that he likes the group meet-up. ┬áMy other son who is going through that slightly surly, unimpressed-with-most-things-that-aren’t-related-to-Minecraft stage (he …

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Home Education Group Session & Visiting Our Community Garden

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Our home education group meets up every Tuesday during term time and aims to offer families an opportunity to socialise and participate in a couple of activities usually based around art and science.The group has certainly expanded since it began last year including families from a diverse range of backgrounds. I try to promote a relaxed, inclusive and caring environment …

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Prestwich Home-Education Group – Thoughts and Experiments

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We began our session by carrying out a couple of experiments about greenhouse gases. The children used vinegar and baking powder to fill a balloon with CO2. There were varying degrees of success with this experiment because a few of the balloons we used tore however most of the children managed to inflate a balloon with a little carbon dioxide. ...
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Prestwich Home-Education Group – Playing in the Shade of the Trees

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It was a scorcher of a day today and the park where our home-education group meets looked very different. The school children are on their summer break so the park was heaving with families enjoying the beautiful weather. The playground was too full for us to even consider using it but it didn’t bother us as we had other plans.  In …

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Prestwich Home-Education Group – Art, Science, Socialisation & Chess

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This week the home-education group enjoyed a number of slightly messy science and art based activities – thank goodness there was a mop! We started the session off with a science experiment. I wanted to show the children how to create a simple PH indicator to test the acidity of various solutions. Before the meet-up I boiled a red cabbage …

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Prestwich Home-Education Group – Socialising in the Sunshine

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Prestwich Home-Education Group meets up once a week in Heaton Park. The group has gone from strength to strength with more and more families joining in each week which is fabulous for the children involved.  If you had walked into the classroom yesterday you would have found a bustling, busy room of children happilly playing, talking and making things together …

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Homeschool Adventures – WW2 & Evacuees

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We are learning about world history in chronological order however this week we took a detour and learnt about The Second World War.  The boys read books about the war (a reading list is at the end of this post) and looked at old photographs of evacuees. They listened to old radio broadcasts from the early 1940’s including Neville Chamberlains September …